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  • Summary: Embrace the role of Alex Rider to out-spy, outwit and out-cool evil. Based on the teen spy movie, Alex Rider: Stormbreaker starring Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone and Ewan McGregor, the video game captures all the excitement and suspense of Anthony Horowitz’s best-selling novel aboutEmbrace the role of Alex Rider to out-spy, outwit and out-cool evil. Based on the teen spy movie, Alex Rider: Stormbreaker starring Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone and Ewan McGregor, the video game captures all the excitement and suspense of Anthony Horowitz’s best-selling novel about teenage superspy Alex Rider. Game play includes combat, stealth missions, vehicles and the use of gadgets to achieve mission objectives. Explore Ian Rider's house, the breaker's yard, MI6's secret Liverpool Street headquarters, M16's training facilities and Darius Sayle's complex. Players obtain mission briefings from Mrs. Jones and Alan Blunt before they go undercover, improve their problem-solving skills at M16's top training camp and receive spy gadgets from Smithers to aid them in combat, navigation and unlocking special mini games. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. A superlative use of the DS's capacity. Kids who like the movie are bound to love it, but the movie license may turn off gamers who would otherwise enjoy it.
  2. A solid action game for the Nintendo DS. Even if you're not a fan of the film you will have fun running around beating up dudes, sneaking around, and various other espionage type activities.
  3. 70
    The game mechanics really do show infinite promise, and even with this first attempt there is some dumb fun to be had – except it takes no more than five hours to complete the game 100%. Yes it is simple, short, easy, shallow and a movie tie-in. But I enjoyed it.
  4. But the basic gameplay is flawed in every way, especially during the unresponsive fight sequences. [Oct. 2006, p.92]
  5. Lackluster design elements (poor textures, collision issues), repetitive gameplay, and tacked-on concepts all equate to one spy adventure best left classified.
  6. 40
    Alex Rider: Stormbreaker for the Nintendo DS had the potential of being a younger-skewing Tomb Raider design, but it looks like an ambitious design was cut down before it could reach its potential.
  7. If Stormbreaker came out about 15-20 years ago it might actually be considered a mediocre game. As it is, it ranks very highly on my list of 'worst games ever played.'

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Emem22
    Jan 11, 2007
    8
    This game was easy, and it did only take 5 hours os so to complete but it was very enjoyable and kept me playing until i completed it. Nice This game was easy, and it did only take 5 hours os so to complete but it was very enjoyable and kept me playing until i completed it. Nice work, next time lets have a little bit longer though. Kids will love it. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2015
    4
    This game makes me sad, As its based of the OK movie that was spawned by an amazing book series that generations of kids enjoy.
    For one the
    This game makes me sad, As its based of the OK movie that was spawned by an amazing book series that generations of kids enjoy.
    For one the game is short and repetitive with minigames that try to prolong the games play time.
    Second the graphics are appalling even for the DS.
    On a brighter note It bares some relevance to the Books and games but they are to simplified to be enjoyed I rate it 4/10
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